Google’s Automated Bidding Strategies

Since the 1980’s, the concept of ‘Artificial Intelligence’ has been debated on its merits of either advancing society or being the eventual end of mankind. I’m not willing or ready to join that debate nor is this the proper forum to do so, but what I will discuss is Google’s semi-new automated bidding strategies. For … Continue reading “Google’s Automated Bidding Strategies”

Important Highlights from A Recent Google Account Review

A service that I offer through True Online Presence is a complete review of a company’s AdWords account. Coined the T.O.P. AdWords Assessment, this assessment includes having me spend 2-3 hours reviewing a Google Ads account structure and provide ratings on the account based on key metrics that I have found to strongly correlate with … Continue reading “Important Highlights from A Recent Google Account Review”

Keyword Search Terms – Unlocking The Ads Puzzle {revised 4/8/20}

Regardless of which type of advertising medium you use to run your ads, one truth is essential to your success: you must be able to track response including when, where and how potential customers responded to your ad. For off-line advertising this may be a bit broader, such as which magazine or newspaper on which … Continue reading “Keyword Search Terms – Unlocking The Ads Puzzle {revised 4/8/20}”

Is Using Google Smart Shopping Campaigns Smart for Retailers?

Google has introduced a new way for advertisers to manage their Shopping campaigns aptly named ‘Smart Shopping campaign’.  However, who are Smart Shopping campaigns designed for and what advertisers would benefit from implementing “Smart” shopping campaigns opposed to Standard Shopping campaigns? So, what is Google’s Smart Shopping Campaigns? Google’s promotes their Smart Shopping campaigns as … Continue reading “Is Using Google Smart Shopping Campaigns Smart for Retailers?”

A Death By A Thousand Cuts Really HURTS…

What do you think is worse? Taking a strong punch to the gut or receiving a thousand of paper cuts? Truth is that both are probably very painful in their own way.  Similarly to a poorly optimized Google Shopping Campaign.  Let me explain… When it comes to a poorly optimized Google Shopping Campaign, typically it … Continue reading “A Death By A Thousand Cuts Really HURTS…”

Restoring Bid Levels In The New Year {updated 1/6/20}

The holidays have come and gone and if you are a 4th quarter seasonal eCommerce advertiser you most likely increased bids (if not, shame on you) to capture as much traffic and sales as possible during the Q4 crush. Now that the holidays are over, your conversion rates will typically return to normal levels, yet … Continue reading “Restoring Bid Levels In The New Year {updated 1/6/20}”

Geographically Targeting Google Campaigns

With any marketing, it is important to ensure an advertiser’s message is directed to potential customers who can use a product or service. For Google advertisers, this translates into geographically restricting ads when needed. If a Campaign is not changed from the Google default, ads will be eligible to display for users across both the … Continue reading “Geographically Targeting Google Campaigns”

A Google AdWords Campaign Should Be Like A Good Mystery Novel

When a company decides to advertise using Google, far too often novices will think that all they need to do is simply choose a few keywords and write an ad.  It is true that this approach will have an advertiser’s ads running, but it is also probably true that this approach will cost advertisers a … Continue reading “A Google AdWords Campaign Should Be Like A Good Mystery Novel”

Strategies For Determining Bids In Google AdWords

When advertising with Google AdWords, advertisers must determine the maximum they are willing to spend each time a user clicks on one of their ads (known as the bid).  Advertisers have the option to set the same bid for all keywords within an entire campaign; optimize bids on a keyword level based on past results … Continue reading “Strategies For Determining Bids In Google AdWords”

Proper Settings – The First Step of Successful Google Advertising

Each time an advertiser creates a new campaign, the first step is to select campaign settings. Selecting a campaign’s settings needs to be done prior to adding either keywords or ads.  Although it may sound like a mundane task, proper settings are essential for a campaign to receive optimal clicks at the lowest possible costs. … Continue reading “Proper Settings – The First Step of Successful Google Advertising”